Happy Thursday. Can you believe that Christmas is less than a week away? I know. I am not even prepared for it this year. It’s cray. I’ve been catching up on some house cleaning….. for the past day and a half… and I probably shouldn’t even tell you this, but I am nowhere near finished. Of course, I also have OCD and I’m sure that most people don’t feel the need to clean behind the refrigerator and the stove on a weekly basis either, but that’s just me, the nut job with a dead butt. Ha!
(If you’re new to this site, it’s just my sense of humor, you’ve been forewarned.)
Anyway, first things first, congratulations to Eugenie who won the box of thinkThin Protein Bars. The bars are on the way to you Eugenie and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
I got a lot of questions and comments after posting about my dead butt. It would seem that there are a lot of you out there with butts that have died. It’s nice to know I’m not alone but I’d really hate to see a cemetery with all of our butts in it one day so I did some research, and I spoke with my doctor and also a trainer, and then I put together a routine based on some of the things they recommended and I’m going to share it with you.
Besides doing planks 6 days a week, I plan on doing 3 strength training sessions a week. Starting next year, I’ll post my progress every Friday. You’re welcome to join in if you like and you don’t have to do my routine if you have your own, but we can help hold each other accountable and post our results. And what better way to start the New Year than bringing our butts back to life, right? Okay.
So, here ya go, here’s my plan for how to bring a dead butt back to life or Strength Training for Gluteus Medius Tendinosis.
One of the best ways to build gluteal muscles is to use compound exercises which involve multiple joints and multiple muscle groups. Here are some of the best exercises to do that. If you’re unsure of how to do any of them, you can probably find a video or images by doing a quick google search. I’ll try to get the Kid or MacGyver to take some photos for me to post after the New Year, try being the operative word.
Additionally, I’m going to incorporate our stairs that we climb to get to our man cave home gym. I plan on doing 3 reps of stairs, (running up and down 10 times).
For cross training, I’ll be mixing it up week to week because I don’t want to get bored. I’ll probably throw in a few bike rides, (I’m pretty sure MacGyver will love this) and some paddleboarding, kayaking and probably a bit of surfing when I can. I’ll be starting my new routine soon because I find it easier to keep my resolutions if I start a bit before the New Year.
Are you going to start strength training in the New Year or do you already strength train?
*Disclaimer: I am not a personal trainer nor do I play one on TV so please consult the professionals before you start any new exercise program.